ROLLER DERBY FEATURED ON ESPN TONIGHT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOT OR NOT? ONE-ARMED ROLLER DERBY PLAYER BROOKE LEAVITT

Awful Announcing, Deadspin and several other sites have already posted on this but it bears repeating. ESPN tonight will feature a story on Roller Derby. According to an ESPN press release,

SportCenter’s featured piece Sunday, May 18, will trace the rebirth of roller derby, which peaked in popularity in the early 1970’s and has failed in several comebacks .

 

 

 

 

 

 

Being from Las Vegas, I’m a little bit familiar with the new incarnation of Roller Derby. There’s actually a Vegas team which receives a little bit of media coverage-mainly from the town’s alternative weekly newspapers Las Vegas Weekly and City Life.

Tonight’s ESPN piece, which will be aired during Sportscenter, is sure to feature Brooke Leavitt who plays for Kansas City. Leavitt has only one arm. She lost her other arm in a childhood accident.

 

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One Response to “ROLLER DERBY FEATURED ON ESPN TONIGHT”

  1. Hell on Wheels Says:

    the documentary film “Hell on Wheels” is a from-the-trenches look at the original Austin league that re-launched the derby craze. It was shot from 2001-2004 and completed last year and will be available on DVD soon. It’s currently screening in select cities. http://www.HellOnWheelsTheMovie.com

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